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National Summary


Cloudy skies over Ulster, north-Leinster and north-Connacht will continue to break up this afternoon and most places will be clear by this evening. Highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in light breezes.


Cold and clear tonight with lowest temperatures of 1 to -3 degrees and a widespread sharp to severe frost across the bulk of the country. Patches of fog will form in the almost calm conditions.


A frosty start to Saturday. Otherwise it will be mostly dry and bright tomorrow but with cloud slowly increasing from the south. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in light breezes.


OUTLOOK: Cold for the rest of the weekend with further frosts, but with a return to more near normal temperatures early next week. Generally dry, but patchy rain too, locally persistent on Sunday. TOMORROW NIGHT: Very cold with a severe frost and some icy stretches, especially for the midlands, north and east. Rain and drizzle moving into west and southwest coastal areas later in the night, eastern margins too, possibly turning wintry across Wicklow. Lowest temperatures -3 to + 2 degrees, in light southeast breezes.SUNDAY: Cold, especially for the midlands, north and east, with frost only slowly clearing. A mix of cloud and brighter spells through the day, but with patchy rain moving across the country from the Atlantic, persistent at times over Munster. Highest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees in near calm.MONDAY: A cold frosty start, but with a lot of dry bright weather through the day. Parts of Kerry and West Cork, however are likely to day dull with patchy drizzle. Temperatures will return to a more near normal 7 to 10 degrees, in light southerlies.TUESDAY: A milder day in moderate southerly winds; highest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees. Overall dry with some bright or sunny spells - just the odd spot of drizzle along Atlantic coasts.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southeast, 7 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1032, Steady

Dublin Airport

South-Southeast, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 1033, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East-Southeast, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1031, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

East, 10 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1030, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East-Southeast, 12 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1030, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

East, 9 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1030, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 8 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1031, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southeast, 6 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1031, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southeast, 5 Knots, Wave ht:0.2 m, 1033, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, 1030, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1200 Saturday 21 January 2017 Issued at 1200 Friday 20 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: An anticyclone of 1037hPa extends a ridge of high pressure across Ireland in a southeasterly airflow.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeasterly force 3 or 4, becoming south to southeast force 4 to 5 this evening and tonight.

Weather: Mostly fair.

Visibility: Generally good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Sunday 22 January 2017: Light to moderate south to southeast winds will contiue throughout the rest of Saturday.